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American Movie
"...at a university editing lab where the director of American Job was also cutting his film. Fascinated by the..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

American Movie
What to see at the sixth annual Cine Las Americas.
"..."Movies are daydreams we share in public," F.X. Feeney writes..."

April 25, 2003 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

American Filmmaker
Chris Smith's American Movie depicts one man's passionate struggle to make a film.
"...drunk, and permanently possessed, Mark Borchardt is a distinctive American character, one who defies all obstacles (external and internal)..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

One in a Crowd: Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Kino Lorber to curate remarkable historical document
"...Lorber aims to give a whole swath of lost movies and a pantheon of early filmmakers their due respect..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

American Dream
"...Directed by: Barbara Kopple. Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary American Dream exposes the human cost of Reaganomics. The movie..."

May 15, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An American Werewolf in Paris
"...is a dang nigh unprecedented span between an original movie and a sequel. There must have been--what? -- seven..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Earth and the American Dream
"...the arrival on these shores of Christopher Columbus, the movie examines the modes of thinking that got us into..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

How to Make an American Quilt
"...Samantha Mathis and Kate Capshaw. How to Make an American Quilt blankets the audience with warm and fuzzy sentiments...."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tom and Jerry -- the Movie
"...Henry Gibson and Anndi Mcaffee. You know when a movie bills Joe Barbera as its “Creative Consultant,” it is..."

Aug. 6, 1993 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Charming, old-fashioned true story of one brave pupper.
"...Boston terrier mix who saved the lives of numerous American soldiers during the War to End All Wars a..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

American Mary
The plastic surgery performed in this horror film gives real meaning to going under the knife.
"...to expect: blood, guts, and more blood and guts. American Mary, however, communicates nothing along those lines. In fact,..."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The American
George Clooney stars in this thoughtful thriller from the director of Control, the biopic about Joy Division's Ian Curtis.
"...Bonacelli. It’s billed as a dramatic thriller, but this American doesn’t contain the kind of film action most Americans..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An American Carol
Michael Moore and left-leaning Hollywood are the subjects of this spoof that's missing only one thing: comedy.
"...helped drive it into the ground with the Scary Movie and Naked Gun series, is back with this new..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Disaster Movie
We're running out of genres to spoof: This time it's disaster movies.
"...behind such intellectual vacuums as Meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, and Date Movie and contributors on all four –..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Epic Movie
The filmmakers are completely tone-deaf when it comes to the art of film parody, and their special form of sadism-as-punch-line leaves the audience in a perpetual cringe.
"...Willard and David Carradine. What would you call a movie that traffics entirely in bathroom humor, low-grade sadism, puerile..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

American Dreamz
American Dreamz tries to satirize the vapidity of American popular culture; instead, the film gets trapped beneath its own wheels.
"...to Hollywood (Chuck & Buck), you made your money (American Pie), made some art (About a Boy), and then..."

April 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

American Splendor
At the center of its uniquely beating heart, American Splendor is a heartfelt valentine to Everymen (and Women) everywhere
"...under the sun. I was wrong, so sue me. American Splendor, if not entirely new in every single respect,..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Produced by Steven Spielberg, this animated film follows the further adventures of the Mousekewitz family, who came to America to escape the cat pogroms.
"...Simon Wells. In Fievel Goes West, the Steven Spielberg-produced American Tail saga picks up where the first one left..."

Nov. 29, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Date Movie
What's left to spoof? Why, romance movies, of course.
"...film features “two of the six writers of Scary Movie,” as this film’s marketing campaign does, is like bragging..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My All American
Longhorn legend Freddie Steinmark gets his due in this sports drama
"...QB; touchingly, his son Juston plays him in the movie.) Throughout the season, Freddie is plagued with leg pain...."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Scary Movie 3
Third outing is 90% chaff, 10% wit, and pure Children of the Corny.
"...is to be fervently hoped, last in the less-than-venerable horror-movie parody series fires the gags in such a bewildering..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bart Layton on Secrets, Lies, and American Animals
How the documentarian turned true crime tropes on their heads
"...Bart Layton stumbled across the amazing true story behind American Animals, it was a much simpler path. "I read..."

June 14, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Scary Movie
Keenan Ivory Wayans' broad spoof of the horror/comedy Scream series.
"...a fresh lepidopterist's specimen, yes, but seated nonetheless. Scary Movie, however, takes the proverbial cake and jams it down..."

July 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pokémon: The First Movie
"...There is a new definition of the term, “critic-proof movie,” and it goes by the name Pokémon: The First..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Fabulous
"...Cadillac -- Jeffrey Strough gives a royal performance in American Fabulous. Blessed with the gift of gab, the twentysomething..."

March 26, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Davis

American Me
Olmos delivers a stark and unflinching study of the self-destructive perpetuation of violence, crime, and gang warfare in the Hispanic-American community.
"...denied. That's some of the moral turf surveyed in American Me, Olmos' stark and unflinching study of the self-destructive..."

March 20, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
"...is a mind-twisting ride, but so breathtaking is the movie's visual style and so entertaining its central characters that..."

April 4, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Piglet's Big Movie
"...by: Francis Glebas. Disney’s timing in releasing Piglet’s Big Movie last Friday could not have been more serendipitous had..."

March 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Not Another Teen Movie
"...and Chyler Leigh. Hard on the heels of the teen-movie craze of 1999 arrives this tin-eared and often mean-spirited..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

American Pimp
"...the cultural standards of manhood. This is not a movie that in any way examines the women who are..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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